One of the many things we love about our new home is an upstairs room made for family time. A cozy window seat with hidden storage holds our games: UNO, Scrabble, Apples to Apples, and more favorites. The downside? We haven’t had time to track down a pedestal table to go along with the seating.
Since our search might take a month (or two), we’re so glad for events like the Southern Maine Family Game Festival. The day long event supports the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland. The wonderful caregivers at the hospital helped our nephew, Little J, after an unexpected setback last March and we are so grateful to them.
The gaming event is FREE for children 0-6 years, and just $5 for bigger kids and adults. Visit anywhere between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and your family can try all sorts of cool games! CP#2 has his heart set on playing LEGOs and meeting favorite characters like Spiderman. His sister is looking forward to trying the Video Game Station (Dance Revolution, anyone?), and having her face painted. As for MP and DP? We’re hoping to test some new games, and if the mood strikes, sit for a caricature sketch.
To celebrate the big event, we’re giving away a gorgeous Alexander Girard Alphablock Collection (valued at $100, and donated by our good friends at Daytrip Jr.). The blocks can be used as a puzzle, learning the alphabet, or creating fun designs.
Want to enter for a chance to win? All you need to do is check out the event schedule and tell us what your family would like to do most. We’ll choose a winner at random. Contest ends Wednesday, 10/30 at midnight EST. Good luck and hope to see you at the festival!
Southern Maine Family Game Festival
Saturday, November 2, 2013
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Double Tree Hilton